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access to education and justice and transportation, all of the services that are essential and guaranteed by our constitution should be part of who we are. nonpartisan bipartisan, the argument that it would undermine united states sovereignty promote abortion, undermine care of children by their own parents, all completely unfounded. i hope that this may sound naive, once more of the truth is known by more of the people who can mobilize those veterans groups, more of the natural constituencies of both parties that we can prevail. >> eliot: look, one thing i know you are not from dealing with you as a lawyer, senator, naive, you are not. i think you're exactly right. let's hope that the light is shaneed on how fella cius their arguments are. senator, continue the fight as you always do. you never quit. senator dick blumenthal. thank you for joining us. >> eliot: will john boehner and mitch mcconnell actually leave this time? coming up next. ice breakers mints. break the ice. question: why are ice breakers mints called mints? answer in a moment. fruit just got cooler. fruit on one side, co
party, of course. >> eliot: this has been a fascinating education in the rules of governing. >> i'm glad you brought it up. the opportunity actually allowed democracy, small d., to work. >> eliot: this is where the two sides are bumping heads. my suspicion is that the republicans will cave on rates and say ok, we'll give you your tax breaks for the 98% but not vote to raise the debt ceiling try to use that. >> i think the president will insist as part of any agreement that we deem with the debt ceiling. the republicans can allow the tax cuts to proceed and say we're going to work on round two. the american public did not look kindly on the republicans holding the entire economy hostage. the fiscal cliff is bad, but not irretrievable. you can go into january and still put the pieces back together. as you know, defaulting on the debt is irretrievable thing. that's the economic equivalent of a nuclear weapon. that is a big dynamite compared to the fiscal cliff crew having said that, as they get to the year end, i think they'll say we'll vote to extend middle class tax cuts. our leverage is
education. we've got to have profit sharing. we have to have productivity sharing. we've got to have arrangements that while not counteracting globalization, nevertheless counteract the effects of globalization and make sure the middle class is safe. without that union voice, the new class has become less and less secure. >> eliot: of course, as we all have learned over the past number of years, one of the critical elements of politics is the phrasing you use to describe an issue or problem saying these are right-to-work laws is a misnomer. first point you made, this has nothing to do with the right to work. who can be off owessed to the right to work. this is about creating a freeloader problem that you described. explain once again what this really goes to the heart of. >> the heart of the matter is, to have a union, you have got to have benefits that go to everybody who is working at a particular plant in a particular company. the only way that a union can afford to maintain its bargaining position and its
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